Epidendrum romero-castannedae Hágsater & L.Sánchez 2006 GROUP Difforme TYPE Drawing by © R Jimenez M and The AMO Herbaria Website

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Common Name Romero Castaneda's Epidendrum [Colombian Botanist and collector of the type 1900's]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in easternmost Panama and northwestern Colombia around the Golfo del Darien at elevations of 10 to 700 as a miniature to small sized, hot to warm growing caespitose epiphyte with simple, cane-like, laterally compresssed stems carrying 4 to 7, elliptic, all along the stem, unequally bilobed, margin entire leaves that blooms in the spring and summer on a terminal, without a spathe, on a mature stem, occurring only once, sessile, subcorymbose, simultaneously 1 to 5 flowereed inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, triangular, apiculate floral bracts and carrying resupinate, light green flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 8 Plate 882 Hagsater & Sanchez 2006 drawing fide; Orchids of the Darien Gap Kolanowska 2014 drawing fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 drawing ok;